Hip hop artist Young Buck found himself at the center of some unwanted media attention last week after a trans woman claimed to have engaged in a sexual relationship with the G-Unit rapper.
As soon as the story broke, an onslaught of criticism ensued. Social media lit up with mocks, jeers, and transphobic slurs:
I hope this Young Buck gay incident ain't true. My god. These rappers are loving boy pussy now. SMH
— Shawn Orjiakor (@shawn_orjiakor) September 3, 2018
Why are we laughing at young buck being caught with a tranny but supporting a bunch of tranny rappers that openly show it on music and in the way they dress?
— NINO BROWN (@NINOBROWNMIAMI) September 7, 2018
Why they got young buck out here begging a tranny to remove a video of them getting their relations on ???
— Richiewalk (@thaboyrich) September 4, 2018
So Young Buck done got himself caught up AGAIN? Lmaoooooo!
— Mama Tea (@_TheSweetTEA) September 3, 2018
Meanwhile, hip hop blogs became littered with homophobic and transphobic headlines, calling Young Buck gay and misgendering his accuser.
Now, Young Buck’s own G-Unit bandmate, rapper 50 Cent, is getting in on the action.
Over the weekend, 50 Cent posted a video of a young African man denying to news reporters that he had sex with another gay, along with the caption, “Young Buck explains gay allegations from Africa”:
The post was shared with 50 Cent’s 20 million followers and has accumulated nearly 2.5 million views, over 150,000 likes, and more than 17,000 comments.
Of course, this is hardly the first time 50 Cent, who himself has been the subject of gay rumors, has made disparaging remarks about LGBTQ people.
In 2015, he complained that Empire, Lee Daniels’ acclaimed LGBTQ-inclusive series about a hip-hip music company, had too much “extra gay stuff.”
In 2014, he suggested Diddy, Rick Ross, and ex record exec Steve Stout were in a gay relationship together.
And this tweet from 2010 is still up on his Twitter feed:
If you a man and your over 25 and you don't eat pu**y just kill your self damn it. The world will be a better place. Lol
— 50cent (@50cent) September 30, 2010
As we’ve previously stated, there’s absolutely nothing gay about a cisgender man hooking up with a trans gender woman. Not only that, but who cares if he did?